Which is the Healthiest Sleeping Position?


Which is the Healthiest Sleeping Position? Take a look at this list of the best and perfect (healthy) sleeping positions and their merits and demerits according to experts!

For sure, you already did one, a couple or maybe all of the sleeping positions one could possibly list but did you know that sleeping positions have their respective health benefits and bad effects to your body? Let's read on with the information shared by CNN, from Health.com.

Here goes the list of sleeping positions and their good and bad effects:

BACK POSITION - labeled as the best sleeping position, the back position is labeled as good for preventing neck and back pain. It also reduces acid reflux, minimize wrinkles and maintain perky breasts. The downside is, back position is bad for the snoring people.

With this position, the head, neck and spine maintain a neutral position. Co-director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota said:
If the head is elevated, your stomach will be below your esophagus so acid or food can't come back up.
Sleeping on the back also helps in preventing wrinkles, says professor of dermatology at Saint Louis University Dee Anna Glaser, M.D. Plus:
..the weight of your breasts is fully supported, reducing sagginess.
For the snoring fellows, it is advised that a puffy pillow must be used to keep the head well supported while sleeping and also, to prevent the head from propping up too much.

SIDE POSITION - the next best sleeping position is also good in preventing neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, reducing snore and also sleeping during pregnancy periods. But it is bad for the skin and breasts, since ligaments are being stretched out.

If you are pregnant, it is advised to sleep on your left side; It is ideal for your body's blood flow.

Sleeping on your side is great for overall health because it keeps your spine elongated while your snoring is reduced.

FETAL POSITION - taken not ideal but with this sleeping position, you get less snoring and is also good during pregnancy. This maybe the perfect position while inside our mother's womb but not at this stage where one may have gotten some arthritic issues already. Fetal position may also bring you premature wrinkles and breast sag.

Should you opt to sleep this way, just try not to tuck yourself in too much. Do not take it to the extreme curl.

STOMACH POSITION - a lot of us maybe using this sleeping position but as per medical rankings, this is the worst one. For a merit though, sleeping on your stomach is good for easing snoring; It keeps the upper airways more open.

If you are having some problems with your neck, back and is wrinkles concious, you might want to switch to a different sleeping position.

There goes the insights pertaining to healthy sleeping position. It is now your choice which one to use or is suitable to you, as per your personal health issues, preferences and concerns.

Sleep safe and healthy all the time!

19 comments:

  1. Summer usually tap me every time I'm on my back position when I'm sleeping, that explains a lot, it amplifies my snoring, lol

    Thanks for sharing this good information, now I should be leaning sideways to prevent that noise at night. hehehe.

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  2. This is a great tip. I hope I can sleep well without minding this positions. haha

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  3. I do the side position as i really feel comfortable .. but as i wake up i am in back position ..

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  4. I sleep sideways unless I'm really tired which makes me sleep on my back. It's always easier for me sleeping sideways as if the side of my check has the off button to make me sleep.

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  5. These are really useful tips. Though I need at least 7-9 hours of sleep to keep me in shape. :D

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  6. these are great tips... want to try how effective they really are. problem is, we are comfortable to our used to position in sleeping... and unconsciously, we revert back to it. Yahweh bless.

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  7. great information keep it up waiting for your next post

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  8. For me, the healthiest sleeping position depends on the condition of the person but all of these can give us the comfort of a good night sleep.

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  9. I have to agree with the back position. It feels as if its the best position to rest your body.

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  10. Interesting information about sleep positions that readers should master. I am back-position sleeper, since I have some back problems. Yung stomach position, I can hold it for long. sumasakit ang tummy ko at napa-pango ako. LOL

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  11. I do sleep on my left side since my tummy got bigger. I also read this online before so I adapted it. :) I miss sleeping in the stomach position, though.

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  12. Stomach position is common for children but for adults this is seldom do while sleeping.I do all kinds of position ,kakapagod kasi pag isa lang.

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  13. This is a good reminder especially for someone like me who can sleep in any position lol. Usually naiipit kamay ko kaya pag-gising sobrang manhid na.

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  14. I actually alternate sleeping in all the positions you mentioned here. I just find the most comfortable position so I can get enough sleep.

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  15. This is really interesting, I usually sleep on my side and now I know whats the best position.

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  16. haha is there such position that will make you sleep easily? :D

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  17. Thanks for this.. very informative and useful tips here about the best sleep position, now i know :D

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  18. Side position is always the most comfortable position for me. But if I'm traveling, any position will do! XD

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  19. Like this post. Very informative. Thanks for this tip :)

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